A SENSE OF PLACE.
My work is currently based on gardens, trying to reflect the brevity of life, beauty, toil, energy, death and rebirth that is observed in the cycle of life within the garden.
I strive to evoke the latter through the battles I have while creating the work. My art is becoming increasingly more referential and not entirely realistic inviting the viewer’s participation and hopefully giving glimpses into the life, toil, death and rebirth of the creative journey.
Work from previous exhibitions
Based in Port Seton, I paint my local surroundings and make records of my travels. In practice I enjoy layering paint, building up rich and varied colours, striving to capture the light and character of the familiar and unfamiliar places I visit.
I have been developing a new body of work since the end of 2016 which focuses on gardens and flora.
The form is referential but not entirely realistic, inviting the viewer’s participation.
After graduating from Edinburgh College of art in 1993 with a BA (Hons) in Drawing and Painting, and a sell-out degree show, I exhibited and sold work regularly in galleries across Scotland including the RSA and SSA. My work can be found in numerous private and public collections across Europe and Canada. Public collections include Art in Healthcare and Edinburgh University Collection. Buyers include the late W.Gordon Smith.
In 1997, I graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art with a Master of Design – MDes.